Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

July 18, 2017

If you are anything like me, cookie dough rarely makes it to the oven. I always have great intentions of making a batch of cookies, but I end up devouring most of the dough.  As much as I love it, I know I risk getting salmonella poisoning every time. I decided to try to make my own eggless, edible cookie dough, so I can enjoy it any time I want. After trying several different recipe variations, I decided to opt out of using butter and make the recipe vegan.

Since I am a self-proclaimed terrible baker, edible cookie dough takes the pressure off of me to keep from burning or undercooking my cookies. I like a lot of chocolate chips, so feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking. The cacao nibs give the dough a little bit of crunch, but you can also replace them with your favorite kind of nuts.


1/4 C melted coconut oil (stir solid oil until it turns to liquid)
1 Tbl vanilla extract
1/4 C maple syrup
3/4 C flour (I use whole wheat flour from Trader Joe’s)
1 1/2 Tbl peanut butter
2 1/2 Tbl almond milk
2 Tbl chocolate chips (I love these Enjoy Life ones, since they are vegan)
1 Tbl cacao nibs


Makes 4 servings

1. In a large bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together (coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup) until well combined 2. Add in the flour, peanut butter and almond milk and mix until smooth 3. Fold in the chocolate chips and cacao nibs 4. Refrigerate to thicken, or eat right away

Now you can have edible cookie dough, any time you want. Try warming it up in the microwave for 15 seconds before eating. I lack self-control, so I recommend separating the dough in to 4 different containers to prevent you from eating it all in one sitting. No judgement if you, though. It happens.

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Do you love cookie dough? When will you make this? Leave me a comment below. 


  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health July 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    i need this in my life and vanilla ice cream!

  • Reply Jess July 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This sounds amazing! I’m totally going to pin it for later!

  • Reply Beth Kondrick July 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I need to make this. I’ve been buying the “Just Cookie Dough” from Target but this would be cheaper to do! And it just looks so good!

  • Reply Kimberly July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    This is simply fantastic. I would eat this all the time. We are looking for more recipes that are vegan. We aren’t totally going vegan we are dabbling since our house is chalk full of health issues and we are finding that the more we cut out meat, the more we feel better. Plus, animals.
    And well cookies make the world go round.
    Love this.

  • Reply Akaleistar July 18, 2017 at 10:54 am

    That looks so yummy! Vegan means it’s healthy, right? 🙂

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries July 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Would it be bad if I ate all of it in one sitting?!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    How awesome! I never ate the cookie dough when baking cookies, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve liked the taste of cookie dough in bars and ice cream.

  • Reply Carly July 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’m a sucker for cookie dough so I’ll definitely have to give this a try!

  • Reply Shybiker July 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    What a cool recipe; I have to try it. I was vegetarian for 20 years and still avoid meat, dairy, etc. so it’s nice to enjoy dishes like this.

  • Reply Dominique July 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

    What a great idea!

    I remember once when I was a kid, my dad and I making up a batch of cookie dough and then just eating the whole lot! LOL! It’s still one of my favourite memories, and him and I bring it up from time to time.

    I will have to keep this one handy for when I have kids of my own so I’m not paranoid about the salmonella issue 🙂 Have pinned for later!

  • Reply Lindsay July 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Looks good and all of the ingredients are on point. I actually think I prefer to eat batter than I do eating something baked. Especially cake mix. I know it’s gross and so not good for you, so I like your healthiER option, Jessica. 🙂

  • Reply Kate July 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    THis sounds so good! I am totally trying this soon. 🙂 I might even add some protein powder. THey weem like they would be the perfect post-workout snack for my husband. THanks for sharing!

  • Reply Marette Flora July 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This looks so easy and delicious. I am not vegan but I will always lean toward vegan options if I can! Saving this for later!

  • Reply adriana July 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This looks SO incredible!!! I love edible cookie dough, and I love that this isn’t all that bad for you! YUM!!!

  • Reply Rachel July 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

    This looks delicious. I’m all about cutting dairy out. I’m not vegan and I probably won’t be 100% but I feel much better when I don’t eat it.

  • Reply Cara July 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This looks so good! I love cookie dough and love that this is a little healthier! 🙂

  • Reply Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen July 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve never tried cocoa nibs, but it seems like such a great addition to the cookie dough! What a great idea! Can’t wait to try!!

  • Reply Madeline July 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    oohhh this is dangerous! I feel like I could easily eat that entire bowl in one sitting… ; )

  • Reply Holly July 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Omg I SO needed this recipe in my life! My boyfriend is trying to go vegan for health reasons, but we both have major sweet tooths…so this is really great! 🙂

  • Reply Cassie July 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve quit dairy for the time being to see if it will help some persistent acne issues I have so this is a great find for me! I had no idea I could even make such a version of cookie dough – yay!

  • Reply Glamamom July 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Looks delish!

  • Reply Maggie Unzueta July 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    So awesome. I’ll have to make this! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Reply Elise Cohen Ho July 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I have all of these ingredients in my house and I am hankering for something sweet. I think I may go make it now.

  • Reply Kristen July 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! My friend made edible cookie dough for me recently and dropped it off at my house. It was amazing. Most recipes have used ingredients that I don’t keep in my house. Your recipe sounds simple and I have all of the ingredients.

  • Reply kristen July 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    oh my gosh! This looks incredible! A cookie dough I can eat! YUM!

  • Reply Shannon Morscheck July 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Goodness, this looks so delicious. YUM!

  • Reply Carol Cassara July 20, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Cookie dough has been trending these days and I just love it! This one fits my diet too since it’s vegan! I’d love to give this one a try! It looks and sounds so good!!!

  • Reply Cynthia July 20, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This is a terrific idea! I also love to eat the dough by itself, what a treat! I love your photos, are they taken with just natural light or are you using some kind of lightning?

  • Reply David Elliott July 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Reminds me of some snacks that I made when I was a little kid. They weren’t exactly cookie dough but we did have a lot of fun making them. I know my daughter would love making this.

  • Reply HauteBeautyGuide July 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This actually looks super yummy! I am going to have to look for those vegan chocolate chips and make this! Xx-Doran @HauteBeautyGuide

  • Reply Hannah Palamara July 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! My husband will love this. Definitely giving it a try 🙂

  • Reply Lavonnia AllisonBurres July 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I love cookie dough. This is an amazing thing to create. It looks amazing.

  • Reply Debbie Savage July 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This looks so delicious! My family would finish this off in seconds!
    xo Debbie |

  • Reply Anushka Wickramaratne July 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    YUM, girl! Cookie dough is such a perfect summer dessert especially when it’s far too hot to turn on the oven. And besides.. we all know the dough is the best part. 😛 *professional spatula licker here*

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